Standard Poker Rules

The poker craze is sweeping the nation.  It seems everyone is playing poker today.  ‘The World Series of Poker’ has become a popular sporting event overnight.  Nothing seems to get people motivated like the opportunity to win tons of cash.  Who knows, maybe you could be the next Chris Moneymaker?!  Microgaming casinos give you the opportunity to enhance your skills and still learn the basics of the game.

Standard poker rules are foreign to many players.  Here are some basics on the rules.

Standard Poker consists of a fifty-two card deck of playing cards.  The cards run from highest to lowest.  Going in this sequence:

  • Ace
  • King
  • Queen
  • Jack
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2

The amount of cards used in a game depends on the type of poker game being played.  Some games include the addition of an ever-popular Joker card, or the option of the Ace being moved from high to low.

Each suit consists of four cards in the deck.  The suits are:

  • Hearts
  • Diamonds
  • Clubs
  • Spades

Standard Poker hands are made up of five cards.  The player with the highest hand wins.  Standard Poker is commonly known as ‘Five Card Draw.’  Other popular poker games include ‘Seven Card Stud’ and ‘Three Card Poker’ which means the player is dealt seven or three cards instead of the normal five in Standard Poker.  The Joker or ‘2’ card comes into play during ever popular Deuces Wild or Joker’s Wild games.  These cards are considered to be ‘wild’ cards. When dealt, the ‘wild’ card can represent any suit or value.  Meaning the hand could be turned from a losing hand into a winner.

Hopefully, these tips give you a little insight into the poker phenomenon.  These basics can help you to become a pro while you test your skills in the Microgaming Casino.  May all your hands be winning ones.